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Cops: Mich. Mom Menaced Son's Alleged Rape Victim

Joshua Humphrey faces life in prison for allegedly drugging and date-raping two women; his 55-year-old mother's alleged response could earn her up to 20 years in prison as well. MLive reports Lynette Sue Humphrey was last week charged with witness intimidation as a third-time habitual offender. The Muskegon, Mich., woman...

The Real Paranoia-Inducing Purpose of Russian Hacks

7 minutes agoNews : The New Yorker: News

For six months, starting in the fall of 2014, I investigated a shadowy online Russian propaganda operation called the Internet Research Agency. The agency has been widely reported in Russian media to be the brainchild of Evgeny Prigozhin, an oligarch and ally of Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary

Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel

11 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being transmitted, raising the possibility of local Zika transmission in the continental United States. The health department said it has identified an...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kurdish southeast: sources

19 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Two soldiers were killed and one wounded when a roadside bomb detonated by Kurdish militants hit a passing military vehicle in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast on Wednesday, security sources said.

South Philly Voters Have a Message for Obama at the DNC: "Please Don't Leave"

President Barack Obama will take to the Democratic National Convention stage in Philadelphia on Wednesday night to push Hillary Clinton's case for the White House. Obama has made no secret of the fact that he thinks fighting for Clinton also means securing his own legacy. Show More Summary

No, Donald Trump Did Not Commit Treason When He Suggested Russia Hack Clinton’s Emails

25 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

At a press conference in Miami on Wednesday, Donald Trump said something outrageous. (Can you believe it?) “Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said in reference to the emails deleted by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Show More Summary

DNC Live-Blog: Obama, Biden, and More  

25 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Above: a live-feed of Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Below: a running live-blog of the action with commentary and reporting from the Slate team on the ground and those of us watching from home. Read more Slate coverage of the 2016 campaign.

Georgia police officer fired for flying Confederate flag at home

27 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

An Atlanta-area police sergeant was fired for flying a Confederate flag outside her home.

Officer Washes Blind, Homeless Man's Feet

27 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

A man in need got a helping hand washing his feet. Sgt. Steve Wick of the Houston Police Department cleaned the feet and clipped the toenails of a man named Quintus, who is homeless, nearly blind and sells newspapers to get by. The sweet...Show More Summary

John Hinckley's Last Love Letter, to Jodie Foster

27 minutes agoNews : Newsweek: US

John W. Hinckley Jr., shot former President Ronald Reagan and three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. On Wednesday, after more than 30 years in a government psychiatric prison, a federal judge in Washington granted a request for Hickley to leave St. Show More Summary

The One Thing No One Wants to Talk About in Philadelphia

Christopher A. Preble Security, Politics, United States Foreign policy is on the back burner at the DNC. PHILADELPHIA—Here at the Democratic National Convention this week, so far I’ve heard discussions on a range of topics, from energy, to housing, to criminal justice reform. Show More Summary

‘Facade of Democracy’ Hides Rigged Outcome at Democratic National Convention

Delegate Werner Lange claims that supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders at DNC this week are being showcased in a false portrayal of the party as both fair and honest.

WIth New Dating App, Check Out the Scene Without Even Leaving Home

A new dating app has been released, aimed at streamlining the online courtship process and breaking the monotony of aimless swiping and endless messaging. How? Letting users check out the scene -- literally -- from the comforts of their own homes.

Moscow Court Starts Hearings in Total CEO Plane Crash Case on Thursday

A Moscow court is starting hearings in the criminal case against Vnukovo airport staff over the 2014 crash of former CEO of the French Total oil and gas company Christophe de Margerie's jet on Thursday, a court source told RIA Novos...

Watch Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention Live

42 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The Democratic National Convention continues apace in Philadelphia this evening. On Tuesday, an emotional Larry Sanders eulogized his younger brother Bernie’s campaign. Bernie called for Hillary Clinton to be nominated by acclamation, even as some of his angry delegates marched out of the Wells Fargo Center in protest. Show More Summary

Wis. 9-year-old shot in the face with BB gun at lemonade stand

44 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Jayden Grant survived being shot in the face with a BB gun at a stand outside his Kimberly house.

Man accused of killing B'klyn landlord may have falsely confessed

44 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Kendel Felix is susceptible to making false confessions, an expert witness for the defense testified Wednesday.

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